The Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias headed an expedition to sail around the southern tip of Africa in the hope of finding a trade route to India. Dias and his fleet eventually entered what he named Aguada de São Brás (Bay of Saint Blaise) - later renamed Mossel Bayafter the abundance of mussels in the bay - on 3 February 1488. His landing will again be celebrated this year with the 2015 Dias Festival from 29 January 2015 to 1 February 2015.
In the spirit of “Where Cultures Meet” there will be something for everybody to enjoy at the 2015 Dias Festival – 527 years down the road of the landing of Dias’s fleet at Mossel Bay on 3 February 1488. And the best of all – entry will be FREE, including to stage performances by some of South Africa’s top artists!
The fun-filled programme will include
· a cultural concert in the Dias Museum, including international folk dances.
The message is simple .... the Dias Festival at Mossel Bay is the place to be from 29 January 2015 to 1 February 2015.
Programme to follow soon!